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Historic Yuma Theatre and the Yuma Civic Center offer a variety of stage shows and events, visit the city website for general events info or to purchase tickets online for selected events, go to this TicketSage page.
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2015-2016
YUMA EVENTS

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MAY 

 

May 21 (Yuma Civic Center) 
Goodwill Job Fair 
Looking for a job or change in career?  Find over 50 employers who are hiring, in one place.  Bring your resume and dress for success!  The Job Fair begins at 9 a.m. and there is no cost to attend.  For details on how to pre-register, call 928-783-4190.  

May 21 (Coworking Oasis – Main Library) 
ASU Start-Up School 
This series of facilitated workshops by the Arizona State University Entrepreneurship Outreach Network teaches entrepreneurs what they need to do in order to develop a successful venture.  This program begins at 3 p.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m.  To register, email Andrew.Zollman@yumalibrary.org.  

May 22 (Foothills Library) 
Quilting for Charity 
Join the Foothills Library Quilters and enjoy quilting for charity and for fun.  This event will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 2 p.m.  All experience levels are welcome.  For more information, call Judy Shaw at 928-341-0888. 

May 22 (American Legion Hall) 
Amputees Helping Amputees Fundraiser 
The community is invited to a Pasta Dinner Fundraiser to help send some of Yuma’s amputees to the Amputee Coalition National Convention in Tucson.  This is a social event for amputees to try adaptive sports, recreational activities and to connect with other amputees.  The dinner is $6 per person, begins at 6 p.m. and you can pay at the door.  For pre-sale tickets and other info, call Floyd Hern at 928-750-5530.  

May 22 (Unity Center of the Desert) 
Spiritual Film Festival 
All are welcome to attend a screening of the documentary film “The Secret,” beginning at 6 p.m.  Tickets are only $5 each and concessions will be available.  The Unity Center of the Desert is located at 281 E. 24th Street, Suite 136A. 

May 22-23 (Freedom Baptist Church) 
Parking Lot Yard Sale Fundraiser 
This is a fundraiser to help with the cost of sending local kids to a summer camp.  This Parking Lot Yard Sale will begin at 8 a.m. and end at noon.  For more info, call 928-276-4066. 

May 23 (Foothills Library) 
Dot Art 
Join instructor Daniel Wallace and learn how to bring your imagination to life using dots!  Class is 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.  Paint supplies and stencils will be provided, but bring your own clothing or accessory to decorate.  There is no charge to attend.  For more info, call 928-342-1640. 

May 23 (Heritage Library) 
Silent Saturdays 
Relive the enjoyment of the early days of film with a tribute to silent films.  Join us at 3 p.m. to appreciate the movies from an era when stunt doubles weren’t an option and special effects weren’t done with computers.  There is no charge to attend.  For more info, call 928-783-5415.  

May 23 (Yuma Art Center) 
Talent and Toiletries Show 
This event is a fundraiser for the Children’s Miracle Network and the Crossroads Mission.  Miss Yuma County asks each person who attends to bring a toiletry of their choice to benefit her service platform, the Crossroads Mission.  Proceeds from admission will go to the Children’s Miracle Network.  Cost to attend is $10 and there will be dancing, singing, piano and a surprise motivational speaker.  Festivities begin at 7 p.m.  For more info, call 928-373-5202.  

 May 23-24 (below Yuma Territorial Prison) 
Train Rides  
The Yuma Territory Live Steamers is offering rides on their miniature railroad.  A $2 donation will be welcomed for all who wish to ride.  Train rides begin at 10 a.m. and end at 4 p.m.  For more info, call 928-782-1988 or visit www.YumaLiveSteamers.org.

May 25 (Coworking Oasis – Main Library) 
Meet-Up Monday 
Meet with fellow entrepreneurs and self-starters to exchange ideas, from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.  Get motivated to work on goals, share professional feedback and create opportunities for networking.  There is no charge to participate.  For more info, call Andrew Zollman at 928-373-6480. 

May 26 (Coworking Oasis – Main Library) 
Small Business Development Center Mentoring 
Counselors form the Arizona Western College Small Business Development Center will be onsite from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to provide evaluation and guidance.  There is no charge to participate.  For more info, call Andrew Zollman at 928-373-6480.  

May 26 (Yuma High School Gym) 
Men’s Free Throw and 3-Point Basketball Competition 
This competition is open to men ages 14 and up.  Winners will be those with the most made attempts of 30 free throws.  The Competition begins at 6 p.m. and cost is only $1 per event.  For more info, visit www.yumaaz.gov/parksandrec.  

May 27 (San Luis Library) 
Make It & Take It 
Teens are invited to get artsy with supplies provided by the library.  Your creation is yours to keep or display on the library’s wall of art.  For more info, call 928-627-8344.  

May 27 (Yuma Center for Spiritual Living) 
Hands for Nepal 
This is a disaster relief fundraising event of spa and pampering, beginning at 7 p.m.  Local vendors will be on site to pamper you and send the proceeds to Nepal.  Spa and beauty providers will include a henna “temporary tattoo” designer, massage therapists and makeup artists.  There is no admission as participating vendors will be donating the proceeds of their services.  For more info, call Sami Ali-Cabrera at 928-920-2997.  

May 29 (Goodwill Career Center) 
Women’s Empowerment Conference 
This conference will provide the tools necessary to empower women in finding methods of stress relief, boosting self-esteem and learning from others who have overcome difficult situations to achieve success.  There will be resources available for finding self-help, as well as several great speakers.  This conference begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. Case Managers and survivors of abuse are encouraged to attend and there is no charge to attend.  Questions can be sent to EstrellaFitch@gmail.com or call 928-920-3760.  

May 29 (Coworking Oasis – Main Library) 
Net-Work It 
Aspiring entrepreneurs are invited to attend Net-Work It at the Coworking Oasis from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Exchange business cards, network, collaborate and create with other like-minded people.  There is no charge to participate.  For more info, call Andrew Zollman at 928-373-6480.  

May 29 (Lutes Casino) 
Lutes Summer Jazz Series 
Lutes Casino will again be hosting the Yuma Jazz Company Quintet along with guest performer, trumpeter Ruben Walshe.  Ruben is a music educator, active performer and is a member of the San Luis City Council!  Grab dinner and enjoy some great live music at the same time.  This memorable event will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  For more info, call 928-782-2192.  

May 30 (Somerton Heritage Pool) 
5th Annual Somerton Tower Triathlon and Duathlon 
Everyone is welcome to participate in this event.  The Sprint Triathlon includes a 300m swim, 12.5 mile bike ride and 5k run.  The Duathlon includes a 1.5 mile run, 12.5 mile bike ride and 5k run.  Cost to participate is $50-$80 and activities begin at 6 a.m. For more information, call 928-627-2058 or visit www.Facebook.com/YumaAthletics.  

May 30 (Gateway Park) 
Ride of Silence 
To celebrate National Bike Month, the public is invited to participate in this morning ride to remember those who have been killed or injured on bicycles.  This ride will start at Ramada #37 and will be at a modest pace as families are invited to participate.  Registration begins at 6 a.m. with a pancake breakfast provided by the Crossroads Mission.  There is no cost to ride or have breakfast, but goodwill donations to the Mission will be accepted.  The Ride begins at 7 a.m.  For more info, call Gene at 928-920-8482.  

May 30 (West Wetlands Park) 
Family Fish Fiesta 
This is a fun fishing competition for the entire family.  Bring your favorite fishing poles and bait and see who can catch the biggest, and smallest, fish!  Awards will be given to all winners in the adult and youth categories.  This event begins at 7 a.m. and is free to participate.  For more info, visit www.yumaaz.gov/events

May 30 (Goldsmith Building) 
1st Annual Father/Daughter Dance 
Local Girl Scouts are hosting a Father/Daughter Dance and all Father/Daughters in the community are invited to participate.  There will be raffles, giveaways and a dance contest.  Tickets are $15 per father/daughter couple, and include cake, punch and pictures.  The Dance begins at 6 p.m.  The Goldsmith Building is located at 1950 W. 3rd Street.  For tickets and other info, call Mayte Lee at 928-257-5650.  

May 30-31 (Yuma Civic Center) 
Yuma Territorial Gun Show 
This Yuma gun show is hosted by Yuma Territorial Gun Shows of Arizona.  All federal, state and local firearm ordinances and laws must be obeyed.  Enjoy the air conditioning and have a great time shopping around.  Raffles will be happening all day.  Admission is only $8 per person.  The show begins at 9 a.m. on both days.  For more info, call 928-920-0837 or email yumaterritorialgunshows@gmail.com.  

 

 

JUNE

June 2 (Desert Sun Stadium) 
Frontera United Game 
Bring the family and come out to watch Frontera United, Yuma’s premier men’s soccer team, take on FC Tucson.  The game begins at 7:30 p.m.  General admission is $5 with premium seating only $10.  Kids 12 and under are free.  For more info and a full schedule of events, visit www.FronteraUnited.com

June 4 (Historic Yuma Theatre) 
Thursdays at the Theatre 
Thursdays at the Theatre is a film series presented by the AWC Foundation and includes a short film and a hosted discussion.  This month’s film is “Human Capital.”  This is a 2014 crime-thriller film made in Italy.  It is filmed in Italian, but has English subtitles.  The film begins at 7 p.m.  Cost is $5 at the door, or $2.50 with valid AWC/NAU I.D.   All proceeds support scholarships given by the AWC Foundation.  

June 5-6 (Gila Ridge High School) 
Rio Dos 
RIO DOS is an action filled dance production based on the animated movie “Rio 2.”  Come see Nigel and his cohorts connive to take down Blu.  This show is guaranteed to be lots of big fun and family entertainment, beginning at 6:30 p.m. each night.  Tickets are $15 for VIP or $10 for general admission.  For more info, call 928-329-6858 or visit www.DawnsDanceStudio.org.  

June 6 (MCAS Yuma) 
2015 Fire Hose 5K Fun Run 
Are you ready for the hottest race of the summer? We aren’t! That’s why we are going to cool you down and get you soaked at the FIRE HOSE 5K fun run! Soak stations will be setup along the course to cool you down and you will be drenched by who we think are the best fire department in the United States Marine Corps! This event is open to the community (open base) and is family and stroller friendly. All participants will receive a FIRE HOSE 5K Medal, T-Shirt and a certificate! Race begins at 6:30 a.m.  Cost is $35.  To register and get other info, click HERE.  

June 6 (Desert Hill Golf Course) 
Fore Paws Golf Classic 
This is an annual fundraiser for the Humane Society of Yuma.  Cost is $100 per person, in teams of four.  There will be a 2015 Polaris RZR’s Hole-in-One Giveaway, and an 8 a.m. shotgun start.  For more information, to register or to sponsor, call Alicia Robles at 928-782-1621 ext. 106, email arobles@hsoyuma.com, or call Lenore Anaya at 928-919-1338.  

June 6 (Kennedy Pool)   
Sunrise Optimist Club Summer Kick-off  
Everyone is welcome to kick off the summer with some water fun.  There will be water games, relays and the Yuma Fire Department and Yuma Safe Kids will be there teaching water safety.  The Sunrise Optimist Club will be giving out hot dogs and drinks while supplies last and the first 100 people to their booth will receive Daily Swim Passes to Kennedy Pool.  This event begins at 1 p.m. and is free to participate. 

June 6 (Cibola High School) 
“As Seen on TV” 
Dancer’s Workshop presents their end of the year show with a medley of dances set to music “as seen on TV.”  Show times are 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.  General admission is $10, seniors and children 3-12 are $8 and kids 2 and under are free and must be held by a parent.  Presale tickets are available at Dancer’s Workshop and at the door.  For more info, call 928-314-3262.  

June 6 (Historic Yuma Theatre)  
Summer Movie Mania 
This Saturday Kids Movie  is “Big Hero 6” and begins at 2 p.m.  This event is free and open to the public.  For more info, call 928-373-5202. 

June 6 (Desert Sun Stadium) 
Frontera United Game 
Bring the family and come out to watch Frontera United, Yuma’s premier men’s soccer team, take on Chula Vista FC.  The game begins at 7:30 p.m.  General admission is $5 with premium seating only $10.  Kids 12 and under are free.  For more info and a full schedule of events, visit www.FronteraUnited.com.  

June 6 (Riverside Outdoor Educational Center) 
Kreepy Krawling Night Time Bug Hunt 
Go on a bug hung and gather insects to be closely inspected, identified, sketched and documented in an insect journal.  Participants should wear appropriate clothing, bring insect repellant, and lots of water.  The Hunt is open to kids 8-14, begins at 7 p.m. and is only $30 per person, or $20 with City resident credit.  For more info, visit www.yumaaz.gov/parksandrec.  

June 6 (Yuma Park ‘N Swap) 
Music for Meals Food Drive 
This food drive is to benefit the Yuma Community Food Bank.  Live entertainment will be provided by Chico’s Riff, The Hideaways, Krooktone Classics and Los Hijos de la Pared.  Admission is $5 or one unopened package of diapers or formula. 

June 9 (Heritage/San Luis Library) 
Silk Screen T-shirts 
Today is the day you learn how to design a silk screen T-shirt with Red Rohall!  This event starts at 10 a.m. at the Heritage Library and at 12 p.m. at the San Luis Library.  There is no charge to attend. 

June 9 (Somerton Library) 
Homegrown Heroes 
Families are invited to join us as we learn about agriculture from one of our very own local heroes….a farmer!  Children will be exposed to local crops, the germination process and farming equipment.  This event begins at 1 p.m. and there is no charge to attend.  For more info, call 928-627-2149. 

June 10 (Somerton Library) 
HSOY: Local Heroes to the Rescue 
The Humane Society of Yuma will share how they rescue homeless and neglected animals and find them loving and healthy homes within our community.  This presentation begins at 1 p.m. and there is no charge to attend.  For more info, call 928-627-2149.  

June 10 (Desert Sun Stadium)  
Frontera United Game 
Bring the family and come out to watch Frontera United, Yuma’s premier men’s soccer team, take on FC Tucson.  The game begins at 7:30 p.m.  General admission is $5 with premium seating only $10.  Kids 12 and under are free.  For more info and a full schedule of events, visit www.FronteraUnited.com.  

June 11 (Somerton Library) 
Local Superheroes: Somerton Police Department 
Children are invited to learn what it is like to be the crime fighting superheroes from the Somerton Police Department.  Afterwards, you will gain first-hand experience in the uniqueness of fingerprints as you create your very own fingerprint art.  There is no cost to attend and this event begins at 1 p.m.  For more info, call 928-627-2149. 

June 11 (Heritage Library) 
Anime Jeopardy! 
Teens are invited to this special trivia showdown.  Invite your friends and challenge them to top your Anime knowledge.  Topics include anime, manga, comics and TV shows.  There is no cost to attend and the competition begins at 3 p.m.  For more info, call 928-783-5415. 

June 12 (Somerton Library) 
Father’s Day Craft 
Join us at 1 p.m. and make your dad his very own unique Father’s Day gift!  There is no charge to attend.  For more info, call 928-627-2149.  

June 12 (Lutes Casino) 
Lutes Summer Jazz Series 
Lutes Casino will again be hosting the Yuma Jazz Company Quintet along with guest performer, vocalist Jennifer Wayman.  You may recognize Jennifer from her performances with the Arizona Western College Jazz Band and with the Yuma Big Band.  Grab dinner and enjoy some great live music at the same time.  This memorable event will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  For more info, call 928-782-2192.  

June 13 (Yuma Civic Center) 
Indoor Swap Meet 
Hosted by the City of Yuma, this indoor swap meet will gather local businesses and vendors under one air-conditioned roof.  The Indoor Swap Meet begins at 8 a.m. and closes at 2 p.m.  Admission is only $1 per person and children 12 and under are free.  For more info, call 928-373-5040.  

June 13 (Historic Yuma Theatre) 
Summer Movie Mania 
This Saturday Kids Movie is “Despicable Me 2” and begins at 2 p.m.  This event is free and open to the public.  For more info, call 928-373-5202.  

June 13 (Heritage Library) 
Silent Saturdays 
Relive the enjoyment of the early days of film with a tribute to silent films.  This Saturday’s film is Buster Keaton’s “Three Ages.” Join us at 3 p.m. to appreciate the movies from an era when stunt doubles weren’t an option and special effects weren’t done with computers.  There is no charge to attend.  For more info, call 928-783-5415.  

June 13 (Desert Sun Stadium) 
Frontera United Game 
Bring the family and come out to watch Frontera United, Yuma’s premier men’s soccer team, take on Banning USA.  The game begins at 7:30 p.m.  General admission is $5 with premium seating only $10.  Kids 12 and under are free.  For more info and a full schedule of events, visit www.FronteraUnited.com.  

June 14 (The Mineshaft) 
Mineshaft Rib Cook-Off 
Everyone is invited to compete in this cook-off!  There will be drink specials, a live DJ, basketball, washoes and the pool will be open.  Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 3 Rib winners and judging will begin at 2 p.m.  There will also be a horseshoe tournament beginning at noon.  Rules, registration and other info can be found at the Mineshaft, 3905 S. 4th Avenue in Yuma. 

June 16 (Heritage Library) 
Local 4-legged Superheroes 
Everyone is welcome to come out at 11 a.m. and meet the furry heroes of the Border Patrol’s K-9 unit.  There is no cost to attend.  For more info, call 928-783-5415. 

June 16 (Somerton Library) 
Family Movie 
Families are invited to attend this special screening of “Balto.”  After the film, you will be able to check out book about Alaska and the real Balto!  The movie begins at 1 p.m.  There is no charge to attend.  For more info, call 928-627-2149. 

June 18 (San Luis Library) 
Local 4-legged Superheroes 
Everyone is welcome to come out at 11 a.m. and meet the furry heroes of the Border Patrol’s K-9 unit.  There is no cost to attend.  For more info, call 928-627-8344.   

June 18 (Somerton Library) 
Reptile Adventures 
Families and teens are invited to come and visit with various local reptiles!  You can meet snakes, lizards and much more during this fascinating show featuring live reptiles.  The show begins at 1:30 p.m. and there is no charge to attend.  For more info, call 928-627-2149.  

June 18-20 (Historic Yuma Theatre) 
Summer Performance Series – “The Sunshine Boys” 
“The Sunshine Boys,” by Neil Simon, is presented by the Yuma Art Center and the Yuma Community Theater.  All performances begin at 7 p.m.  Admission is only $10 per person and is reserved seating.  For more info, call 928-373-5202. 

June 19 (San Luis Library) 
The Great Egg Drop 
Teens are invited to participate in this potentially messy event! Design your very own Egg Protection Cradle for a fresh egg that will prevent the egg from breaking or cracking when dropped from various heights.  There is no cost to attend and the creation begins at 1 p.m.  For more info, call 928-627-8344. 

June 19 (Somerton Library)  
Local 4-legged Superheroes 
Everyone is welcome to come out at 11 a.m. and meet the furry heroes of the Border Patrol’s K-9 unit.  There is no cost to attend.  For more info, call 928-627-2149.    

June 20 (Main Library) 
Main Library Book Club 
The Main Library Book Club will meet at 10 a.m. to discuss Kindred by Octavia Butler.  All are welcome to attend and there is no charge.  For more info, call 928-782-1871.  

June 20 (Snider Auditorium) 
The Wizard of Oz 
The Arizona Classical Ballet presents “The Wizard of Oz” at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.  Tickets are available at the Arizona Classical Ballet Studio at 103 E. 3rd Street, or online at www.ArizonaClassicalBallet.com.  

June 20 (West Wetlands Park) 
Summer Movie Mania 
This Saturday Kids Movie is “Dolphin Tale” and begins at 8:30 p.m.  This event is free and open to the public.  For more info, call 928-373-5202. 

June 21 (Cocopah Rio Colorado Golf Course) 
Father’s Day Golf Tournament 
Proceeds from this Father’s Day Golf Tourney will go to Golf Scholarships for Yuma County students.  Registrations are required and cost is only $25 per person.  Tournament begins at 8 a.m.  Flights are: Father/Son, Father/Daughter and Husband/Wife.  For more information, call Tim Holyk at 928-627-0057.  

June 24 (Heritage Library) 
DC/Marvel Jeopardy! 
Teens are invited to this special trivia showdown.  Invite your friends and challenge them to top your knowledge of DC and Marvel comics.  There is no cost to attend and the competition begins at 3 p.m.  For more info, call 928-783-5415. 

June 25 (Heritage Library) 
Zombie Apocalypse Simulation 
Think you are smart enough to survive a zombie apocalypse?  Bring your friends, play our board game and find out!  Survival starts at 2 p.m. and there is no cost to participate.  For more info, call 928-783-5415.  

June 25-27 (Historic Yuma Theatre) 
Summer Performance Series – “The Sunshine Boys” 
“The Sunshine Boys,” by Neil Simon, is presented by the Yuma Art Center and the Yuma Community Theater.  All performances begin at 7 p.m.  Admission is only $10 per person and is reserved seating.  For more info, call 928-373-5202. 

June 26 (Somerton Library) 
Balloon Cowboy 
This is your chance to meet Arizona Rick and watch him create his amazing balloon creations.  Arizona Rick’s show will begin at 1:30 p.m.  There is no charge to attend.  For more info, call 928-627-2149.  

June 26 (Yuma Civic Center) 
Washoes & Cornhole Tournament 
Be the Boss of the Toss!  This event is a fun and social competition with prizes, drink specials and more.  Amateurs and experts are both welcomed.  This event is open to adults 21 and over only and begins at 7 p.m.  Registration is $10 per game with pre-registration, or $15 on-site.  Register online at www.yumaaz.gov/parksandrec.  

June 26 (Lutes Casino) 
Lutes Summer Jazz Series  
Lutes Casino will again be hosting the Yuma Jazz Company Quintet along with guest performer Bryan Stewart.  Bryan has a well-developed trumpet style and has played with various music groups in the Yuma area.  Grab dinner and enjoy some great live music at the same time.  This memorable event will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  For more info, call 928-782-2192.  

June 27 (Colorado River) 
Territorial River Regatta  
This is a family friendly float down the Colorado River through the historic Yuma Crossing.  The Regatta begins at 8 a.m. and river support ends at 2 p.m.  Cost is $5 per person in registration.  Groups are encouraged to build fun, themed floats.  See website for map of drop-off and takeout points. For more info call 928-343-1715 or visit www.caballeros.org.  

June 27 (AWC Gymnasium) 
Lady Matador Volleyball Benefit Tournament 
Bump.  Set.  Spike on your buddy for a good cause.  Build a team and challenge your friends in this four-on-four tournament.  Your team will be guaranteed four matches in pool play, and team sizes are unlimited as long as each member is 18 or older.  The cost is $100 for all teams registered before June 21 and $150 for all teams registered June 21-26.  All proceeds will go towards volleyball scholarships at AWC.  For more info, call Sam Hovan at 928-317-7616 or Jerry Smith at 928-344-7535.  Click here for the registration form.  

June 27 (Valley Aquatic Center) 
Splash-tacular! 
This is a fun social and family event open to families with special needs children.  The Valley Aquatic Center will be closed to the public for a morning of swimming, water activities, games, music, lunch and meeting new friends.   Splash-tacular begins at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 12:15 p.m.  Everyone is welcome. Adults and/or caregivers must stay with children under 13.  Cost is only $2 per person.  Please pre-register at www.yumaaz.gov/parksandrec.  For more info, call Marilyn Lammel at 928-373-5243.  

June 27 (Heritage Library) 
Silent Saturdays 
Relive the enjoyment of the early days of film with a tribute to silent films.  This Saturday’s film is “Safety Last.” Join us at 3 p.m. to appreciate the movies from an era when stunt doubles weren’t an option and special effects weren’t done with computers.  There is no charge to attend.  For more info, call 928-783-5415.  

 

 

JULY 

July 4 (Yuma Armed Forces Park) 
Independence Day Flag Raising  
This ceremony begins at 7:30 a.m. and honors military in Yuma, followed by the raising of the flag.  For more info, call the Caballeros de Yuma at 928-343-1715 or visit www.Caballeros.org.  

July 4 (Desert Sun Stadium) 
All-American BBQ & Fireworks Spectacular 
Fourth of July fireworks return to the City of Yuma for 2015 with the All-American BBQ & Fireworks Spectacular.  There will be food vendors, games, kids entertainment, face painting, life music and much more!  The event begins at 4 p.m. and the cost is only $5 per family or $3 per individual.  For more info, call 928-373-5021. 

July 4 (Desert Sun Stadium) 
Frontera United Game 
Bring the family and come out to watch Frontera United, Yuma’s premier men’s soccer team, take on San Luis Rio Colorado ALLSTARS.  The game begins at 7:30 p.m.  General admission is $5 with premium seating only $10.  Kids 12 and under are free.  For more info and a full schedule of events, visit www.FronteraUnited.com.  

July 9-11 (Historic Yuma Theatre) 
Summer Performance Series – “Men are Dogs” 
“Men are Dogs,” by Joe Simonelli, is presented by the Yuma Art Center.  All performances begin at 7 p.m.  Admission is only $10 per person and is reserved seating.  For more info, call 928-373-5202.  

July 10 (Clymer Recreation Center) 
Noodle & Doodle 
Use your noodle, as you and your friends doodle in an exciting game of Pictionary.  Also, enjoy some Ramen noodles while all the doodles are drawn.  This event is open to kids aged 10-14, begins at 4 p.m. and ends at 6 p.m.  Cost is only $8.  For more info, visit www.yumaaz.gov/parksandrec.  

July 10 (Lutes Casino) 
Lutes Summer Jazz Series 
Lutes Casino will again be hosting the Yuma Jazz Company Quintet along with guest performer, trombonist Ernie Ortega.  Ernie is currently performing with a few local groups, but you may know him from his time with AWC and NAU jazz ensembles.   Grab dinner and enjoy some great live music at the same time.  This memorable event will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  For more info, call 928-782-2192.  

July 11 (North Public Works Yard) 
Household Hazardous Waste Collection 
This collection event is the safest way to dispose of household hazardous waste products and takes place four time a year.  Between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m., bring all household hazardous waste (motor oil, paint, cleaners, tires, anti-freeze, solvents, batteries, pesticides, etc.) to the North Public Works Yard at 265 W. 13th Street.  For more info, call 928-373-4500. 

July 11 (Yuma Civic Center) 
Indoor Swap Meet 
Hosted by the City of Yuma, this indoor swap meet will gather local businesses and vendors under one air-conditioned roof.  The Indoor Swap Meet begins at 8 a.m. and closes at 2 p.m.  Admission is only $1 per person and children 12 and under are free.  For more info, call 928-373-5040.  

July 11 (Desert Sun Stadium) 
Frontera United Game 
Bring the family and come out to watch Frontera United, Yuma’s premier men’s soccer team, take on San Pedro.  The game begins at 7:30 p.m.  General admission is $5 with premium seating only $10.  Kids 12 and under are free.  For more info and a full schedule of events, visit www.FronteraUnited.com.  

July 16 (Kennedy Skate Park) 
Summer Skate Park Championship 
The summer skate park championship is back and bringing the best local skaters into one competition.  This event is free and open to the public, beginning at 7 p.m. and ending at 11 p.m.  For more information, visit www.yumaaz.gov/parksandrec.  

July 16-18 (Historic Yuma Theatre) 
Summer Performance Series – “Men are Dogs” 
“Men are Dogs,” by Joe Simonelli, is presented by the Yuma Art Center.  All performances begin at 7 p.m.  Admission is only $10 per person and is reserved seating.  For more info, call 928-373-5202. 

July 18 (Main Library) 
Main Library Book Club 
The Main Library Book Club will meet at 10 a.m. to discuss The Last Time I Saw You by Elizabeth Berg.  All are welcome to attend and there is no charge.  For more info, call 928-782-1871. 

July 18 (Yuma Civic Center) 
Crafts Uncorked – Jewelry & Wine 
This series is open to adults 21 and over only.  Each workshop will be instruction in one craft project along with some wine sampling.  Make your own artsy or trendy necklace with wood beads.  Each session is only $15 and begins at 2:30 p.m.  For more info and to register, visit www.yumaaz.gov/parksandrec

July 18 (Gateway Park) 
Stargazing Kayaking Trip 
Bring your binoculars on this trip and you will be amazed at the stars and galaxies that can be seen on the Colorado.  Paddlers should wear appropriate clothing, bring insect repellant, and plenty of water.  Cost is $20 per person and is open to anyone over 18.  This trip begins at 7 p.m.  For more info, visit www.yumaaz.gov/parksandrec.  

July 24 (Lutes Casino) 
Lutes Summer Jazz Series  
Yuma Jazz Company Quintet along with guest performers.  This week, Yuma Jazz is joined by the beloved local duo Jason & Elle.  With their harmonizing vocals, guitar and tenor sax, there’s little question as to why they are so popular.  Grab dinner and enjoy some great live music at the same time.  This memorable event will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  For more info, call 928-782-2192.  

July 24-25 (Historic Yuma Theatre) 
“Disney’s Mulan, Jr.” 
This musical is presented by the Yuma Art Center’s Infinite Imagination Youth Theater.  All performances begin at 7 p.m.  Admission is only $5 per person and is reserved seating.  For more info, call 928-373-5202. 

July 25 (Yuma Civic Center) 
4th Annual Back to School Rodeo 
Have fun while exploring all the educational resources in the community, beginning at 8 a.m. and ending at noon.  Local school districts, community businesses, agencies and nonprofit organizations will offer a variety of services and information.  This free event will focus on resources for students in Pre-K through 8th grade.  For more information, call 928-373-5040.  

July 25 (Historic Yuma Theatre) 
Summer Movie Mania 
This Saturday Kids Movie is “The Lego Movie” and begins at 1 p.m.  This event is free and open to the public.  For more info, call 928-373-5202.  

 

 

AUGUST

August 1 (Historic Yuma Theatre) 
Summer Movie Mania 
This Saturday Kids Movie is “Guardians of the Galaxy” and begins at 2 p.m.  This event is free and open to the public.  For more info, call 928-373-5202. 

August 1 (Valley Aquatic Center) 
Splash Out Crime Night 
Come out and join 78-CRIME Stoppers for a refreshing dip in the pool!  There will be free swimming, a live DJ, games, prizes and much more fun for the whole family.  Cost is only $1 per person and the fun begins at 6 p.m.  

August 7 (Lutes Casino) 
Lutes Summer Jazz Series  
Lutes Casino will again be hosting the Yuma Jazz Company Quintet along with guest performer blues-oriented saxophonist Brian Carlson. Brian is a member of the Yuma Jazz Company, but will be returning from a brief hiatus and will be featured on a number of signature tunes.   Grab dinner and enjoy some great live music at the same time.  This memorable event will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  For more info, call 928-782-2192.  

August 8 (Gateway Park) 
“At the Crack of Dawn” Sunrise Kayaking 
Join us on a guided trip as the world wakes up and with the sun.  We will be starting at Bruce Church at 5 a.m. and ending at Gateway Park.  Cost is $30 per person.  This event is open to everyone 6 and up, but participants under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. 

August 8 (Yuma Civic Center) 
Indoor Swap Meet 
Hosted by the City of Yuma, this indoor swap meet will gather local businesses and vendors under one air-conditioned roof.  The Indoor Swap Meet begins at 8 a.m. and closes at 2 p.m.  Admission is only $1 per person and children 12 and under are free.  For more info, call 928-373-5040.  

August 15 (Clymer Recreation Center) 
Pirate Academy 
Calling all pirates, ages 4-7! Come out and learn what it takes to be a pirate.  You will complete ship worthy tasks, make your very own parrot, bandana, eye patch and learn other valuable pirate skills.  Participation fee is only $8 per child and begins at 10 a.m.  For more info, visit www.yumaaz.gov/parksandrec.  

August 20 (Historic Yuma Theatre) 
Thursdays at the Theatre 
Thursdays at the Theatre is a film series presented by the AWC Foundation and includes a short film and a hosted discussion.  This month’s film is “Stations of the Cross.”  This is a 2014 coming-of-age film made in Germany.  It is filmed in German, but has English subtitles.  The film begins at 7 p.m.  Cost is $5 at the door, or $2.50 with valid AWC/NAU I.D.   All proceeds support scholarships given by the AWC Foundation.  

August 21 (Historic Downtown Yuma) 
Celebrate the Heat on Yuma’s Main Street 
This block party will feature local bands, a mini Fire Muster and Adult Brigade, free watermelon slices (until they are gone), local food vendors and the Yuma Fire Department will be on site misting the crowd.  This event kicks off at 6 p.m. and ends at 11 p.m.  For more info, call 928-373-5028.  

August 21 (Lutes Casino) 
Lutes Summer Jazz Series  
Lutes Casino will again be hosting the Yuma Jazz Company Quintet.  This is the last night of the series, so the Yuma Jazz Company will be performing original music as well as standards of “American Art Form.”  Grab dinner and enjoy some great live music at the same time.  This memorable event will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  For more info, call 928-782-2192.  

August 22 (Yuma Civic Center) 
Crafts Uncorked – Cork Initial Art 
This series is open to adults 21 and over only.  Each workshop will be instruction in one craft project along with some wine sampling.  Create your personalized wine cork art piece – please bring 10 or more wine corks with you.  This session is only $15 and begins at 2:30 p.m.  For more info and to register, visit www.yumaaz.gov/parksandrec

August 29 (Kennedy Pool) 
Third Annual Woof Splash 
Bring your four-legged best friend (dogs only, please) out for a cool dip in the pool.  Local pet businesses will have booths and be available to chat with you about any concerns you may have regarding your favorite canine.  The Woof Splash begins at 9 a.m. and ends at noon.  Cost is only $1 per dog and is limited to 2 dogs per person.  

 


SEPTEMBER 

September 3 (Historic Yuma Theatre) 
Thursdays at the Theatre 
Thursdays at the Theatre is a film series presented by the AWC Foundation and includes a short film and a hosted discussion.  This month’s film is “The Lesson.”  This is a 2014 drama made in Bulgaria.  It is filmed in Bulgarian, but has English subtitles.  The film begins at 7 p.m.  Cost is $5 at the door, or $2.50 with valid AWC/NAU I.D.   All proceeds support scholarships given by the AWC Foundation.  

September 5-6 (Yuma Civic Center) 
Labor Day/Dove Hunter Gun Show 
This Yuma gun show is hosted by Yuma Territorial Gun Shows of Arizona.  All federal, state and local firearm ordinances and laws must be obeyed.  Enjoy the air conditioned shopping areas and enter to win one of many free raffles.  The Show begins at 9 a.m. each day and admission is only $8 per person.  For more info, call 928-920-0837 or email yumaterritorialgunshows@gmail.com

September 18-20 (Kennedy Athletic Fields) 
ASA Men’s 16” Class A National Championship 
We are proud to announce that Yuma will be hosting the 2015 Men’s 16: Class A National Championship Tournament. For more information, contact Tournament Director Adam Christensen at 928-373-5241 or adam.christensen@yumaaz.gov.   

September 19 
Dove Hunting Post-Season Clean Up 
More information to come! 

September 19 (Yuma Civic Center) 
Wedding & Quinceanera Expo 
For more info, call 928-373-5040. 

September 19 
Humane Society of Yuma Fur Ball 
For more info, visit www.HSOYuma.com.   

 

 

OCTOBER

October 1 (Historic Yuma Theatre) 
Thursdays at the Theatre 
Thursdays at the Theatre is a film series presented by the AWC Foundation and includes a short film and a hosted discussion.  This month’s film is “Amour Fou.”  This is a 2014 drama-romance made in Austria/Luxembourg/Germany.  It is filmed in German, but has English subtitles.  The film begins at 7 p.m.  Cost is $5 at the door, or $2.50 with valid AWC/NAU I.D.   All proceeds support scholarships given by the AWC Foundation.  

October 10 (North Public Works Yard) 
Household Hazardous Waste Collection 
This collection event is the safest way to dispose of household hazardous waste products and takes place four time a year.  Between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m., bring all household hazardous waste (motor oil, paint, cleaners, tires, anti-freeze, solvents, batteries, pesticides, etc.) to the North Public Works Yard at 265 W. 13th Street.  For more info, call 928-373-4500. 

October 17 (AWC Schoening Conference Center) 
Hospice of Yuma’s Annual Monster Mash 
Hospice of Yuma’s Annual Halloween-themed fundraiser is sure to be a blast.  For more info, call 928-343-2222 or go to www.HospiceofYuma.com.  

October 24 (Desert Sun Stadium) 
3rd Annual Rio de Cerveza Brew Fest 
Ride the river of beer with samples from over 60 different beers!  There will be live music, food and lots of craft beers.  This event begins at 4 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m.  For more info, visit www.RioDeoCerveza.com.  

October 24 (Historic Downtown Yuma) 
2nd Annual State Hog Rally 
This fun, lively event begins at 5 p.m. and ends at 11 p.m.  For more info, call 928-373-5028.  

October 27 (AWC Schoening Conference Center) 
Heart of Yuma Awards Dinner 
This ceremony honors those who “made a difference.”  For more info, call 928-539-5343.

October 31 (Champion Church) 
Trick or Treat Street 
Bring the kids out to this free and safe Halloween Trick or Treat spot, beginning at 6:30 p.m. and ending at 9:00 p.m.  For more info, call 928-783-7574.

October 31 (Yuma Territorial Prison) 
Scary & Safe Trick or Treat 
Everyone is welcome at this family-friendly Halloween celebration that allows you to “Trick or Treat” through the cells of the Yuma Territorial Prison.  This annual event is sponsored by the Yuma Police Department.  Admission is $1. For more info, call 928-783-4771 or visit www.yumaprison.org.

 

 

NOVEMBER

November 5 (Historic Yuma Theatre) 
Thursdays at the Theatre 
Thursdays at the Theatre is a film series presented by the AWC Foundation and includes a short film and a hosted discussion.  This month’s film is “Marie’s Story.”  This is a 2014 drama made in France.  It is filmed in French, but has English subtitles.  The film begins at 7 p.m.  Cost is $5 at the door, or $2.50 with valid AWC/NAU I.D.   All proceeds support scholarships given by the AWC Foundation.  

November 7 (Main Street) 
21st Annual Children’s Festival of the Arts 
This is a free art event for kids.  More details to come.  For more info, call 928-373-5202.  

November 7 (Yuma Territorial Prison) 
3:10 to Yuma 
This annual fundraising dinner and auction helps keep Yuma’s state historic parks vital and open to the public. For more info and tickets, call 928-373-5196 or visit www.yumaprison.org

November 7-8 (Yuma County Fairgrounds) 
Murphy’s Gun Show 
For more info, call 928-726-4420.

November 11 
Veteran’s Day Parade 
Join our community as we stop and take time to honor and celebrate the service of all U.S. Military members.  Parade begins at 9:00 a.m. at the Yuma Mesa Shopping Center and heads south down 4th Avenue.  

November 14 (Yuma County Fairgrounds) 
Roller Derby Tournament 
For more info, call 928-726-4420.

November 15 (St. Francis School) 
Annual Fall BBQ  
Games, prizes, and lots of other fun for kids, plus loads of food for family fun time! For more info, call 928-782-1539.

November 20 (Historic North End) 
North End Art Walk  
This is a low-key opportunity to meet and greet local artists at downtown businesses.  This event begins at 5 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. For more info, call 928-580-7417.  

November 20-22 (various locations) 
25th Annual Colorado River Crossing Balloon Festival 
Presented by the Caballeros de Yuma, this is three days of balloon flights, live entertainment, food booths, local vendors and a special “balloon glow” Saturday night.  For more info, call 928-343-1715 or visit www.Caballeros.org

November 27-30 (Yuma County Fairgrounds) 
AKC Dog Show 
For more info, call 928-726-4420. 

November 28 (Main Library) 
Unique Christmas Silk Florals 
Anyone can make these holiday centerpieces using local materials.  Beginning at 1 p.m., this event is free to attend, but space is limited.  For more info, call 928-782-1871. 

November 28 
Ken & Betty Borland Holiday Light Pageant & Tower Lighting 
This annual event features local entertainment, carols and the lighting of Friendship Tower.  Event starts at dusk.  For more info, call 928-343-1715 or visit www.Caballeros.org.  

 

 

DECEMBER 

December 3 (Yuma Civic Center) 
Sports Turf/Tree & Landscape Expo 
This is a special event for professionals, homeowners or anyone with an interest in landscaping.  This event is open to the public. For more info, call 928-373-5040.

 December 3 (Historic Yuma Theatre) 
Thursdays at the Theatre 
Thursdays at the Theatre is a film series presented by the AWC Foundation and includes a short film and a hosted discussion.  This month’s film is “Secrets of War.”  This is a 2014 drama made in the Netherlands.  It is filmed in Dutch, but has English subtitles.  The film begins at 7 p.m.  Cost is $5 at the door, or $2.50 with valid AWC/NAU I.D.   All proceeds support scholarships given by the AWC Foundation.  

December 4 (Yuma Civic Center) 
Yuma Rotary Club Annual Kamman Sausage Fry 
For more info, call 928-373-5040.

December 4-6 (Yuma County Fairgrounds) 
Potpourri Artists Arts and Craft Show 
There will be live art demonstrations as well as various pieces for sale.  This event is open to the public.  For more info, call 928-726-4420. 

December 5 (Historic Downtown Yuma) 
City of Yuma’s Military Appreciation Day 
This annual event honors active and retired service personnel and features historic photographs, speakers, and presentations plus vendors of all varieties. This event begins at 10 a.m. and will end at 5 p.m.  For more info, call 928-373-5028.

December 5 (Veterans Memorial Stadium) 
El Toro Bowl 
Watch two of the nation’s best National Junior College Athletic Association football teams collide for pride & possibly a national championship. For more info and tickets, go to www.ElToroBowl.com

December 5 (Yuma Catholic High School) 
13th Annual Rachel Determan Memorial Rib Cook-Off 
This free event is open to all families and kids, with food and drink vendors, raffles and Rib and Sides Contests!  For more information, call 928-317-7900. 

December 9-13 (Community Christian Church) 
Living Christmas Tree 
Bring the family to see the outdoor Living Christmas Tree, a local tradition, but don’t forget blankets and hot chocolate!  Chairs are provided for the first 600.  All performances begin at 7 p.m.  This event is free and open to the public, but donations will be accepted.  For more info, call 928-344-1360.  

December 11-13 (Yuma Civic and Convention Center) 
Anderson’s Americana Indian Art and Jewelry Show 
For more info, call 928-373-5040.  

December 11-13 
The Nutcracker 
This version of “The Nutcracker” is presented by Ballet Yuma. For more info, call Jennifer Coleman at 928-446-6770 or go to www.BalletYuma.org.  

December 12 (Main Library) 
Best Home Entries and Patios 
It’s tie for some inspiration for your outdoor living area.  These spaces set the mood for your interiors and need the appropriate TLC.  We will show you how!  This class begins at 1 p.m.  This is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.  For more info, call 928-782-1871.  

December 12 (Historic Downtown) 
13th Annual Dorothy Young Memorial Electric Light Parade  
A free family event with marching bands, floats and vehicles decorated with beautiful Christmas lights. This year’s theme is “A Rock & Roll Christmas!”  For more info, call 928-783-0071 or go to www.VisitYuma.com.  

December 18 (Historic  Yuma Theatre) 
Christmas with the Christys 
The original folk band of the sixties, Randy Sparks and original members return to Yuma for a Christmas with the Christys.  Join us for a very merry Christmas, beginning at 7 p.m.  For ticketing and other info, call 928-373-5202.  

December 19 (Somerton) 
Somerton Tamale Festival 
This new local tradition is presented by El Diabilito ASU Alumni Club. About 85,000 tamales of all varieties will be served up to fund scholarships for local students, along with live music and entertainment. For more info, call 928-388-4837 or go to www.SomertonTamaleFestival.com.  

December 19-20 (Yuma Civic Center) 
Christmas Gun Show 
Get some last minute Christmas shopping done at the Christmas Gun Show.  There will be several free raffles, and the event is free to attend.  As always, you will be able to transfer firearm purchases to an on-site California Firearms dealer, for California residents.  Event times for Saturday are 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday is 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.  For more info, contact Katie Mercante at 928-920-0837.  

December 22-24 (Champion Church) 
“Jesus is Born” 
This live Nativity production starts at 7 p.m. each night.  Hot drinks and concessions are available.  Dress warm and bring a blanket to sit on.  There is no fee to attend, but donations are accepted.  For more info, call 928-783-7574.  


 

2016

JANUARY

January 2 (Main Library) 
35 Designer Tips 
Learn the pitfalls to avoid and guidelines for styling your how successfully.  These 35 tips will help you style like the pros.  This event begins at 1 p.m., is free and open to the public.  Seating is limited.  For more info, call 928-782-1871. 

January 9-10 (Yuma Territorial Prison) 
Gathering of the Gunfighters 
Old West re-enactment groups from around the Southwest come together for two days of fun competition—and lots of shootin’, hollerin’ and actin’!  For info call 928-783-4771.  

January 15-16 (Yuma Civic and Convention Center) 
Desert Lilly Quilters Quilt Show 
There will be beautiful homemade quilts on display.  There will also be quilting and sewing demonstrations with guest speakers will be scheduled throughout the weekend.  For more info, call 928-373-5040. 

January 16 (Main Library) 
Daring Design Ideas for Small Spaces 
Let us show you how to get creative and improve the appearance and performance of spatially challenging rooms.  This event begins at 1 p.m. and is free to attend, but seating is limited.  For more info, call 928-782-1871. 

January 17 (Yuma Civic and Convention Center) 
Mexicali Expo 
This “Real Mexican Fiesta” celebrates the vibrant culture and gracious hospitality of Mexicali, Los Algodones and San Felipe.  Come for food, entertainment and prizes.   For more info, call 928-373-5040.

January 20 (Historic Yuma Theatre) 
The New Shanghai Circus 
Over 2,000 years of history on stage as the audience is wowed by the strength and daring of these all-new acrobats from China.  Show begins at 7 p.m.  For tickets and other info, call 928-373-5202. 

January 22-24 (Yuma Civic Center) 
Yuma Home & Garden Show 
Talk to over 100 vendors, compare prices, and talk to experts about green building and remodeling! There will be many demonstrations and seminars with leading experts in the home and garden industries.  You can also save money with show-only discounts.  For more info, visit www.YumaHomeAndGardenShow.com or call 928-373-5040. 

January 23 (Madison Ave) 
German Fest on Madison 
German Fest on Madison is an Oktoberfest style street festival featuring German music, traditional German dancers, German food, a Kiddie Land Play area and various vendors.  The Festival begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 8 p.m.  For more info, call Das Bratwurst Haus at 928-329-4777. 

January 29-31 (Yuma Civic and Convention Center) 
Americana Indian Art and Jewelry Show 
There will be dazzling jewelry on display, as well as a large selection of Navajo rugs from various designers.  Appraisals of jewelry repair, custom-order services, and appraisals of Southwest and Native American art and jewelry will also be available.  For more info, call 928-373-5040.  

January 29-30 (Cocopah Casino Resort) 
Yuma Territorial Marathon and Half Marathon 
This certified, chip-timed race is a good bet for fast times because it's a flat, low-altitude, out-and-back course. For more info, call 928-343-1715 or go to www.YumaMarathon.com.  

January 30 (Historic Downtown Yuma) 
4th Yuma Medjool Date Festival 
This annual festival will have activities, date demonstrations, recipe contests, speakers, plus scheduled bus tours to a local grower’s farm, food booths and lots of local vendors. For more info, call 928-373-5028 or visit www.YumaMedjoolDateFestival.com

January 30 (Main Library) 
Craft Ideas for Your Interiors 
Join us as we discuss image and budget issues for window coverings and art projects.  Bring pictures of your own DIY successes.  This event begins at 1 p.m., is free and open to the public.  Seating is limited.  For more info, call 928-782-1871. 

January 30 (Historic Yuma Theatre) 
Presidio Brass 
This is sure to be a performance that connects the audience to both exciting jazz and classical music used in Hollywood movies, as well as great selections from film soundtracks.  The show begins at 7 p.m.  For tickets and other info, call 928-373-5202.  

January 30 (Yuma Pioneer Cemetery) 
Dining With the Dead 
The 15th Annual walking tour will be at the Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, and will feature dinner with Colorado River Riders re-enactment group portraying early citizens of Yuma.  For more info, call 928-247-3924. 

January 30 (Historic Downtown Yuma) 
Yuma Medjool Date Festival 
This annual event includes activities, date demonstrations, recipe contests, speakers, plus scheduled bus tours to a local grower’s farm, food booths and vendors.  This all begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m.  For more info, call 928-373-5028 or go to www.YumaDateFest.com

January 30-31 (Quartermaster Depot) 
Civil War Days 
Come experience living history with two re-enactment battles each day.  For more info, call 928-373-5198.



FEBRUARY 2016

February 5 (Somerton, Main Street) 
Somerton Pet Palooza 
Bring your dog and have a petastic day!  Pet Costume Contest, Pet Trick Contest, Chihuahua Races and much more!  For more info, call 928-627-2058 or visit www.SomertonPetPalooza.com.   

February 6 (Gateway Park) 
2nd Annual Boogie, Brews and Blues Festival 
This swingin’ good time includes blues bands, beer vendors, food vendors and tons of fun for the whole family.  The Festival begins at 11 a.m. and ends at 7 p.m.  For more info, call 928-373-5028.

February 12-14 (Yuma Civic and Convention Center) 
Yuma Square & Round Dance Festival 
Square and Round Dancers from Arizona, Oregon, Idaho, California, Texas, Washington and Canada will gather and dosey-do! For more info, call 928-373-5040. 

February 12-14 (Yuma County Fairgrounds) 
70th Annual Yuma Jaycee Silver Spur Rodeo 
PRCA-sanctioned rodeo draws top cowboys & cowgirls from the Turquoise Circuit & beyond.  For more info, call Peggy Collins at 928-446-2443 or visit www.YumaRodeo.com

February 13 (Historic North End) 
Silver Spur Rodeo Parade with vehicles, horses, clowns, dance groups, and bands.  For more info, call Peggy Collins at 928-446-2443 or visit www.YumaRodeo.com

February 13 (Main Library) 
Arranging Furniture for Maximum Style 
Join us as we discuss suggestions for interior arrangements that can create extraordinary rooms, and ideas on how to create a practical layout with balance and focal points.  Beginning at 1 p.m., this event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.  For more info, call 928-782-1871.  

February 18 (Historic Yuma Theatre) 
Dixieland and All That Jazz 
The Dukes of Dixieland blow traditional jazz and Dixieland into the 21st Century, weaving strands of pop, gospel and country with authentic New Orleans sounds.  Show begins at 7 p.m.  For tickets and other info, call 928-373-5202. 

February 19-20 (Yuma County Fairgrounds) 
Yuma Hamfest 
Come out for a variety of fun times!  Vendors, exhibitors, hourly door prizes, speakers, antenna clinic, tailgating and much more!  For more info, visit www.YumaHamfest.org or email info@yumahamfest.org.  

February 20 (Yuma Civic Center) 
Sons of Norway 14th Annual Scandinavian Festival 
This year’s festival will feature lefse, abelskivers, Swedish waffles, coffee & cookies, a luncheon plate, Genealogy experts, music and dancing.  There will also be Scandinavian arts and crafts on display, being demonstrated and will be for sale by local and visiting artists.  For more information, call 928-373-5040. 

February 20 (Gateway Park) 
Art in the Park 
The Yuma Fine Arts Association invites the public out to another great day of art in the park.  This event begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m.  For more info, call 928-329-6616 or visit www.YumaFineArts.org/events

February 20 (Yuma Catholic High School) 
Keeping the Dream Dinner, Dance and Auction 
This lovely fundraiser will be an evening under the stars. Tickets are $1,300 for a reserved table of ten or $150 each.  Tickets include drinks, dinner and dessert provided by local caterers.  For more info, call 928-317-7900.  

February 24-25 
Southwest Agriculture Summit 
This is a Farming industry conference.  For more info, call 928-783-9355 or go to www.swagsummit.com

February 25 (Quartermaster Depot) 
Harvest Dinner 
Proceeds from this gala celebration of Yuma agriculture community help fund local Agriculture scholarships.  For more info, call 928-376-0100 or go to www.LettuceDays.com/HarvestDinner

February 25-27 (Yuma Art Center/Historic North End) 
36th Annual Yuma Art Symposium 
This total-immersion art event includes exhibitions, events, demonstrations and performances by nationally and internationally recognized and emerging artists in metal, clay, photography, printmaking, wood, painting, and sculpture. For more info, call 928-782-1934 or go to www.YumaSymposium.org.    

February 27-28 (University of Arizona Yuma Ag Center) 
Yuma Lettuce Days Festival 
Go “down on the farm” on the UA research farm (6425 W. 8th St.) with live cooking demonstrations and contests, product samples, farm and equipment displays, fun for kids, music, entertainment and lots of food and drink. For more info, go to www.YumaLettuceDays.com

 

 

MARCH 2016

March 1 (Historic Yuma Theatre) 
Flash Cadillac 
This will be a virtual encyclopedia of rock’s early years.  Anyone who laments the passing of rock ‘n roll should shake, rattle and bop down to see Flash Cadillac ripping it up.  Show begins at 7 p.m.  For tickets and other info, call 928-373-5202. 

March 4-6 (Desert Sun Stadium) 
24th Annual Midnight at the Oasis 
One of the West’s premier classic car and nostalgia festivals, Midnight at the Oasis features 3 days of music, family fun and over 1,000 of the coolest cars on display.  There will be a “cruise-in” to kick things off on Friday and then live concerts Friday and Saturday evenings.  For more info, call 928-343-1715 or visit www.MidnightAtTheOasis.net.   

March 5 (Main Library) 
Accessorize a Flag Screen TV Wall 
The big, black screen on your wall can not be ignored.  We will discuss fun ideas and projects you can do to beautify that wall in your home.  Beginning at 1 p.m., this event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.  For more info, call 928-782-1871.  

March 11 (Yuma Civic and Convention Center) 
Tribute to Elvis Concert 
As a fundraiser for C.A.S.A., Scot Bruce is returning to Yuma.  He is internationally known as the greatest Elvis since Elvis, and his amazing resemblance and ability to sing and play like the King has entertained audiences around the globe.  C.A.S.A. provides toys, clothing and personal care items for children in need.  All proceeds from this concert will go to support C.A.S.A. in their efforts to help local kids.  For tickets and other info, call 928-373-5040. 

March 11-12 (MCAS) 
54th Annual Marine Corp Air Station Yuma Airshow and Open House 
With the theme of "Yuma Air Circus," this year’s air show will include rehearsals, a children’s expo and a twilight preview on Friday as well as daylong performances and displays Saturday. For more info, call Greg McShane 928-269-3327 or go to www.YumaAirShow.com

March 12 (Yuma Art Center) 
Yuma Area Art Educators Association Art Auction 
All are welcome to this fine art display and auction.  The viewing begins at 5 p.m. and the auction begins promptly at 6 p.m.  For more info, call 928-580-7417.  

March 16 (Historic Yuma Theatre) 
The Four Freshman 
As early as 1948, the Four Freshman inspired vocal groups including Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys, the Mamas and the Papas, and Manhattan Transfer.  The new line-up continues to influence into the 21st Century.  Show begins at 7 p.m.  For tickets and other info, call 928-373-5202.

March 18-19 (Yuma Golf and Country Club) 
Pasquinelli Shamrock Open

This two-day event kicks off with a Par 3 alternating shot format on Friday at 2 p.m. and Saturday at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start for an 18-hole scramble.  All players receive a Tournament shirt, hat and great food on both days.  This event is limited to only 28 teams.  For Registration or Sponsorship info, call 928-317-7900. 

March 19 (Museum of History in Granite) 
Dedication of “History of California” 
The community is invited to the dedication of the granite “History of California” monument.  This celebration will include the USMC Color Guard, parachutists as well as participation from United States and foreign dignitaries.  For more info, email johnrenison@co.imperial.ca.us

March 26 (Historic Downtown Yuma) 
5th Annual Music on Main 
This annual event features free entertainment, local vendors, food booths and lots of family fun.  This event begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m.  For more info, call 928-373-5028. 

March 29 – April 3 (Yuma County Fairgrounds) 
Yuma County Fair 
For more info, call 928-726-4420 or visit www.YumaFair.com

 

 

APRIL 2016

March 29 – April 3 (Yuma County Fairgrounds) 
Yuma County Fair 
For more info, call 928-726-4420 or visit www.YumaFair.com

April 9 (Yuma Civic and Convention Center) 
6th Annual Tunes & Tacos Festival 
The Taco Festival brings people from all over the southwest together as they enjoy activities, contests, live entertainment, food and refreshments.  Festival goers are invited to feast on tacos as Yuma’s finest taco vendors compete for the title of Yuma’s Taco King and Yuma’s Salsa Queen.  There will be plenty of beverages, a live concert and a large kids’ area.  For more info, call 928-373-5040. 

April 16 (Historic Downtown) 
ARTbeat 
This is the biggest outdoor, juried art show in Yuma, and features local and regional artists working on a variety of media. For more info, call 928-373-5202.

April 23 (Yuma Civic and Convention Center) 
Baby Shower and Kids Expo 
For more info, call 928-344-4980. 

April 23 (Yuma Civic Center) 
Relay for Life 
The Relay for Life of Yuma is an incredible and inspiring opportunity for people to unite as a community to honor cancer survivors, raise awareness about what people can do to reduce the risk of cancer, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease.  For more info, call 928-373-5040.

 

 

MAY 2016

May 6 (Historic Down Town) 
Cinco de Mayo Mas Uno 
This local block party begins at 6p.m. and ends at 11p.m. For more info, call 928-373-5028.

May 7 (Yuma Catholic High School) 
Cow Patty Bingo 
This fun, casual barbeque and bingo event is to raise funds to support tuition assistance for families in need.  The buy in is $1,000 per square and only 100 tickets will be sold for a 1 in 100 chance of winning $25,000.  A live cow determines the winner, based on where his cow patty lands!  Tickets can be bought by a single buyer or by a team of buyers.  All buyers are invited to the barbeque fun, as it is included in the ticket cost.  This is an adult-only event.  For more info, call 928-317-7900.  

 

 

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